Today is Remembrance Day in Canada. Here in Brandon, people will gather at the Keystone Centre as well as Churches to remember those who gave their lives so that we can live in peace, freedom, and safety.
Prayer: Almighty God, by whose grace we look for the day when nation shall not any more lift up sword against nation. Almighty God, we look for the day when everyone shall live without fear and shall live in security and peace. Grant to us in this time of strife the will to labour for peace even while our sword is drawn to resist the oppressor. Be with those who put on the Armoury of God to lead us into a time of peace. Be with those who have picked up arms ages ago so that we could live in freedom and peace. Remember them in Your Love O Lord. Holy Spirit, comfort and sustain those who have been to war, give to them your comfort and your peace... help heal their hearts of all hurt. Divine Healer, may peace and justice reign among all the nations of the earth and in the hearts of all people, to Your Honour and Glory, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. (adaptation of “Prayers For All Occasions”, Forward Movement Press, 1964).